Full Review

Forgotten Fire

Forgotten Fire
2018 Peshtigo Harbor, American

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 18.1% RS: 8%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$29

Forgotten Fire
2018 Peshtigo Harbor, American

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 18.1% RS: 8%
Light ruby color. Interesting aromas and flavors of strawberry lip balm, white chocolate, pine nuts, and fruit punch with a silky, very sweet light-to-medium body and an effortless, brisk finish. A sweet and smooth-sipping dessert wine to try in dessert recipes.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity
Aroma Aroma: strawberry lip balm, white chocolate, pine nuts, and fruit punch
Taste Flavor: strawberry lip balm, white chocolate, pine nuts, and fruit punch
Sweetness Sweetness: Very Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Strawberry Shortcake, Creme Brulee, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A sweet and smooth-sipping dessert wine to try in dessert recipes.

The Producer

Forgotten Fire Winery & Brewery

The Producer
N2393 Schacht Rd
Marinette, WI 54143
USA
1 715-582-3473

Dessert Wine

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Serve in a Copita
A dessert wine is just that, a wine made strictly to pair with desserts at the end of a meal. Dessert wines are sweet wines; while many are naturally sweet, some are sweetned through the addition of grape must.

Famous dessert wines include Sauternes from France’s Bordeaux region, Rutherglen Muscat from Australia and vendages tardives (“late picked”) from France’s Alsace region. Germany also produces many famous dessert wines, ranging from Spatlese to Eiswein (made from frozen grapes).

Dessert wines from Italy include Vin Santo, Recioto di Soave and Recioto di Valpolicella. While some dessert wines have alcohol in the 12-14% range, others such as Moscato d’Asti from Piedmont in northern Italy are very low in alcohol (5.5%).

Dessert wines can accompany certain specific foods, especially cakes, almond tortes and fruit tarts; however, Sauternes and foie gras is a classic pairing.

While some lighter dessert wines such as Moscato d’Asti or Brachetto d’Acqui are meant for consumption upon release, others such as Sauternes or Auslese from Germany can age for decades, thanks to their high natural sugar concentration.